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ins.: 2014-06-17 00:00; ( Age: 10 yrs )
By: Scientists
Category: COSC1

COSC: 2014-06-17

The present depth of the drill hole is about 1230 ...
Fractures at c. 1220 m

The present depth of the drill hole is about 1230 m and after a 4 hour break this morning, to remove some damaged wireline from the winch, drilling continues at a speed of about 1 core run (3 m) in 90 minutes. Good! Still no big changes in lithology, but finally we got into a very steep fracture zone with “micro-karst” development in the calcareous gneisses. It’s not big, but still it must be good news for the microbiologists - finally something different than massive, unfracturated gneiss and amphibolite. We’ll see how it continues and keep you updated. The weather? It’s almost midsummer - this means strong winds, almost freezing at night, up to 8 or 9°C during the day and low clouds with variable amounts of rain.